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November 29th Edition ‘06

COMING EVENTS November 29 G’s Night Out Concert Series Club Kristals San Antonio, TX

December 1 Home Invasion The Boss Bar San Antonio, TX

December 1 Death Before Dishonor's Cd Release Party The Venue San Antonio, TX

December 6

We’ll see u On The Other Side... Inside this issue:

- Black, African-American or Ni**A? - A Soldier’s Christmas

Dedicated Dollars Presents: Celebrity Status A Black Carpet Event The Venue San Antonio, TX

January 4 Official SA Urban Solo Release Citywide

San Antonio, TX

January 5 First Fridays Visions Austin, TX

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SCORPION MEDIA OF TEXAS ANNOUNCES MONTHLY PRINT DISTRIBUTION FOR ITS SA URBAN NEWS PUBLICATION

STAFF Publisher: Scorpion Media of TX Editor In Chief: Chuck Jones Managing Editor: J.P. Oates Advising Editor: Scotty Ward Web Coordinator: Chuck Jones Contributing Writers: Isis (The Isis Files), Lady South, J.P. Oates Other Contributors: Dr. Jeff Reynolds (chill pill), Chuck Jones, Scotty Ward Retail/Classified Advertising: Chuck Jones Circulation: (San Antonio) SA Urban Staff,

San Antonio, TX - November 27, 2006 - The only newspaper catering to San Antonio's urban and hip-hop artist community & culture has created a major buzz on the east side of San Antonio and has begun to make its presence known throughout the undercurrent of the entire city. In the continued effort to spread the word and support San Antonio's local artist community, SA Urban is preparing for its January 4th citywide release with distribution locations to include San Antonio, Seguin, San Marcos and New Braunfels. "We will now be able to bring you additional content with more pages of what you love about SA Urban News by broadening our range to finally cover more of the San Antonio metro area and demographic" says Brandon "Chuck" Jones, President and CEO of Scorpion Media of Texas, a local multi-media company offering many services to local artists including audio recording, graphic design, web and print services.

the s a-tt own u rban s treet p ulse, n i@@a! AFRICAN-AMERICAN, BLACK OR NIGGA? by Jennifer Coleman, contributing writer

(Seguin) Philip “K-Oz” Hernandez, (San Marcos) TBD On-Assignment Photography by Tallen Sharp Images Layout/Design: Scorpion Media of Texas

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SA Urban Weekly News assumes no responsibility for unsolicited material. Any use or reproduction in part or whole is forbidden without the expressed written permission of the publisher. SA Urban, ©2005-2006. SA Urban Weekly News is a Scorpion Media of Texas Pulication.

DID Y'ALL HEAR ABOUT KRAMER? AT FIRSTST I DIDNT BELIEVE IT BECAUSE I AM A BIG FAN, I LOVE HIM ON SEINFELD! HELL, HE WAS THE BIGGEST REASON I USED TO WATCH IT FAITHFULLY. I WATCHED HIM ON LETTERMAN [AND] HE SAYS HE'S NOT RACIST BUT CNN TAPES SHOWS SOMETHING ELSE THAT IM NOT IN FAVOR OF. HE SAID THE NIGG "ER" NOT NIGG "A" BUT BOTH OR OFF LIMITS 4 HIM AT ANY RATE. KRAMER WHAT'S DA DAMN DEAL? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THE PEOPLE IN DA WORLD TODAY. I DON'T QUITE KNOW WHAT TO SAY. OTHER THAN “YOU DAMN FAMOUS PEOPLE NEED TO SIT THE HELL DOWN SOMEWHERE AND THINK A BIT... JUST A BIT.” GOTTA START SOMEWHERE. ************************************ Response #1: I think we confuse people sometimes. This is what a dear friends asked me... “I aint gonna lie, I get confused sometimes to and I am black, African-American or whatever u wanna call it”. My grandpa used to say we're all one color underneath and if you’re beautiful on the inside it will shine through the outside so I guess my real race is, Beautiful. Response #2 (Audrey): True that i hear you loud and clear but I have one question. Why is it that African-American's can say the N---- word but it's off limits to every one else. I'm not alowed to say it and i think that no one should ever say it. My brother-in-law is Black, my cousins kids are half, my daughter is a fourth and I have never understood why any one would ever say it. I don't go around calling my friends or family wetbacks or beaners or redskins or featherheads or smellys or harry pitts because I'm Native American or Shoshoni and Apache In-

dian on my Father's side and Mexican and French on my Mother's side but my nephews and thier friends call eachother the N word and no one else can joke around with them that way, they say, because you’re not balck. My daughter is and she never says it. It's not in her vocabulary she's 23 and she will almost beat the hell out of someone if they say it in front her and my brother-in-law gets offended if any one says Ni--a he was not brought up that way and says that it's just wrong to say it even as a joke. So what is the protocol I just never say it in any situation but my nephews and thier friends do and they get mad at me when I tell them not to.

************************************ So I answered: Hey Friend. Your right, the N word should be off limits 2 everybody, but I think it's their upbringing that would teach that. I'm from a place where a lot of people still have the “nigga” mentalitaty and that should definately make it wrong, but many people have heard it used so freely with each other (african natives, and/or blacks). The bad thing is that unlike many cultures we were, and still are, seperated. I say that because we still have so many seprate ways of thinking. Some of us don't like to be called African American some don't like to be called black. I no we all universally dispise the word "Colored," but what's even worse is that I don't have an explanation because when we were seperated from our families back in Africa @ the beginning of slavery and back here in the United States we really lost something and we still can't find it and that is our "togetherness." We are really divided amonst ourselves and that still keeps us in bondage, but maybe, now this is a streach but just a hunch,...maybe we all could be a little more causious on what we call each other because that sticks and stone thingy is not true. It still hurts no matter what the color. So like you mentioned eariler calling each other names should totally be taught is a wrong thing to do early. It’s not healthy for anyone.

Thus, I would also like to add in closing that no 1 person can make any decisions for a whole race of individuals, but it would be at least nice to unite and agree on not re-opening the deep wounds of racism that are still in the process of healing.

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Fire extinguisher 6. Napped 11. In a lucid way 12. __ de, seats you 13. Tailed 14. Pocketing 16. Horatio __, Am. writer 17. Marinara or hollandaise 18. Power unit (abbr.) 19. In a disorganized way 21. Tease or taunt 22. Adult females 23. Towards the mouth or oral region 24. George __, English actor l558 25. Male parent 26. Hard fat in beef and mutton 27. Rubs out

28. Awareness due to stimulation 30. Pickled berries as garnish 33. Chaps 34. Skirt length finish 37. Tropical woody vine 38. Secreted by the liver 39. __ Remedios, Spanish surrealist 40. Thomas __, British composer, 1700 41. Baum's best known: "The ___" 43. Comprised of 50 states 44. Sheets of glass 45. Type of instrumental composition 46. Became ill 48. Women 49. Ends 50. Resembling branches 51. Knocks out 52. __ salts, remedy+

1. In a way, bargained 2. Lowest in the celestial hierarchy 3. Distrustful 4. Aged 5. Empire State 6. Amusingly forward 7. Blood-sucking insects 8. Ethiopia (abbr.) 9. Outhouses 10. Defensible position 11. Oral secretion 12. Cavity to shape a substance 13. Shot a marble 14. Sound produced with the front of the tongue 15. Steps 17. Fathers 20. Content words 21. Sweet cherry stock used for grafting 24. vs. cons 26. Cave Carnival organization 27. Northern duck valued for its down 28. W. Samoan monetary unit 29. 100 = 28 down 30. Santa __ 31. Plane illness 32. Remedy 34. Atomic # 72 Hf 35. Wears away 36. Spanish waiters or porters 38. Dried hops flowers 39. Bewitching Haitian religion 41. Declines 42. Apothecaries' units 44. Spanish monetary unit 47. Mary __, cosmetics 48. Once around the track 50. Rhenium (abbr.)

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THE SA URBAN POETRY CORNER A Soldier’s Christmas by an unnamed Soldier

SOON ROUND THE WORLD, THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY, AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY. THEYALL ENJOYED FREEDOM EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR, BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS, LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HE LIVED ALLALONE, IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE. I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, AND TO SEE JUST WHO IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.

I COULDN'T HELP WONDER HOW MANY LAY ALONE, ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

I LOOKED ALLABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE, NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN A TREE.

THE VERY THOUGHT BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE, I DROPPED TO MY KNEES AND STARTED TO CRY.

NO STOCKING BY MANTLE, JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND, ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

THE SOLDIER AWAKENED AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE, "SANTA DON'T CRY, THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE";

WITH MEDALS AND BADGES, AWARDS OF ALL KINDS, A SOBER THOUGHT CAME THROUGH MY MIND.

I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, I DON'T ASK FOR MORE, MY LIFE IS MY GOD, MY COUNTRY, MY HOME."

FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT, IT WAS DARK AND DREARY, I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER, ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP, I COULDN'T CONTROL IT, I CONTINUED TO WEEP.

THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING, SILENT, ALONE, CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.

I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS, SO SILENT AND STILL AND WE BOTH SHIVERED FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.

THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE, THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER, NOT HOW I PICTURED A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.

I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT, THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR SO WILLING TO FIGHT.

WAS THIS THE HERO OF WHOM I 'D JUST READ? CURLED UP ON A PONCHO, THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER, WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE, WHISPERED, "CARRY ON SANTA, IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE."

I REALIZED THE FAMILIES THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT, OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH, AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT. "MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT."

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VLOGGING, WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

IS VLOGGING THE KEY TO MUSIC ARTISTS SELF-EXPRESSION & ENTERPRISE?

Pax Stereo Meganiche "Tv" Channels Show Indie Artists & Major Labels the New Way The Pax Stereo NeoUrban Tv Network offers a compelling example of how vlogging (video blogging) is developing into one of the key elements in the current indie music internet explosion. "Meganiche channels" allow artists and their fans to connect in ways never before possible. The result is more than just a revolution of interaction. Self-expression is all the rage (again). (PRWEB) November 27, 2006 -- As newly discovered revenue streams flow to indie labels, they are funding a new "commerce of neoconsciousness." These eclectic and altruistic, constantly changing, artist decorated "neospaces" are, according to Pax

Stereo, the basic platform of the new internet television, and the backbone of a growing grassroots industry. This is NOT your parent's MTv, instead the Pax Stereo NeoUrban Tv Network is a "neoskeleton" awaiting the emperor's new clothes. "The hardest thing so far, is to get the artists to setup their cameras and just jump in. They have to adjust to the whole social networking video phenomenon, and it is an adjustment. We have to show them the way." As the head of Marketing & Promotion in a two-man company, Victor Allen (www.myspace.com/victorallentv) is used to adjusting and doing whatever it takes to ease an artists transition to the new internet fan communities. The key, he says, is to stay flexible, and be willing to redefine what you think internet television should be. "Traditional artists are more concerned with getting every little thing perfect. We have to convince them that it needs to be raw, that it is reality tv."

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SAU-R TOP 10 LOCAL & UNSIGNED

BILLBOARD TOP 10 SINGLES

1. “15’s Stutta”| J. Kapone | Unknown

1. “I Wanna Love You” | Akon ft. Snoop Dogg | Universal / Motown

2. “Squeeze Triggas” (tapped) | J. Rocc | Independent

2. “Smack That” | Akon ft Eminem | Universal Motown

3. “Get It”| Jai Will | Unknown

3. “Irreplaceable” | Beyonce | Columbia

4. “I’m It”| SoS.A. | Maldo Entertainment

4. “My Love” | Justin Timberlake ft. T.I. | Jive / Zomba

5. “Workin That” | Clark Boys | Unknown

5. “Fergalicious” | Fergie | will.i.am / A&M / Interscope

6. “Look Out” | Gabe Locc | G-Style Records

6. “Lips Of An Angel” | Hinder | Universal Republic

7. “Hate” | Zu Ali | Unknown

7. “Money Maker” | Ludacris f. Pharrell | DTP / DefJam

8. “Scoop Bird”| Droe Hefner | Longevity Entertainment

8. “How To Save A Life” | The Fray | Epic

9. “Texas” | Hooligans | Grind2Shine

9. “Chasing Cars” | Snow Patrol | Polydor / A&M / Interscope

10. “F*** Paul Wall”| 2 Slim | Made Men Records

10. “Shortie Like Mine” | Bow Wow ft. Chris Brown... | Columbia

Results Obtained From SA Urban Radio’s Top Requested Songs

Results Obtained From Hot 100 Songs listing

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# Boogie Down Productions' "Criminal Minded" LP is released. # DJ Scott LaRock killed in the South Bronx. (I think from an argument over a female.) # "The Wop", "California Prep", "FILA", "Smurf", "Troop", "Hammer" and "2-Hype" freestyle dances became part of the scene. # Scott La Rock was killed intervening in a beef D-Nice had with some kid at 164th and University in the Bronx. He went to go negotiate with the kid and was shot from a tenement window as he sat in his jeep. # First Technics World DJ Champion - Chad Jackson from the UK. View Archive of Past Winners

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